.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}

The collected opinions of an august and aristocratic personage who, despite her body having succumbed to the ravages of time, yet retains the keen intellect, mordant wit and utter want of tact for which she was so universally lauded in her younger days. Being of a generation unequal to the mysterious demands of the computing device, Lady Bracknell relies on the good offices of her Editor for assistance with the technological aspects of her journal.

My Photo
Location: Bracknell Towers

Saturday, November 11, 2006

"Let's have a heated debate!"

Given the volume and incandescense of the responses this blog entry - from a publication which describes itself as "Seattle's Only Newspaper" - has already attracted from those wheelchair-using persons whom the writer suggested should be forbidden to use the express bus routes so that she could get to work on time, there seems to Lady Bracknell to be little left to add.

She will therefore content herself with having posted the link so that her readers may follow the debate for themselves. With the proviso that it is likely to anger many of them greatly.


Blogger Mary said...

Actually, when comparing the comments on that to the comments on the BBC dancing debate, I was surprised that most people seemed to be "on the side" of disabled people and of how the bus needs to be *more* accessible, not less.

Even the sarcastic trolls.

And then Comment 224 went and gave us all a bad name.

1:34 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a similar sort of situation - caused by people who fear that they'll be made late:


4:24 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I followed the link. I was especially impressed by this comment from a metro driver:

I'm a Metro driver. Some of my BEST customers are handicapped, and I will stop for them in a heart beat over rider's like Erica. Handicapped riders already wait VERY patiently for all of the insensitive riders who blow right past them and then don't have change, transfer or card ready so now everyone else is waiting for your lazy butt to get on the bus as well. This is not a limosine service. It is a well organized community service that carries nearly a million riders every year. Metro promises that we will get you there, it does not promise that you will never be late. That would require a magician considering the traffic load these days and none of the drivers are magicians. If you NEED to get to work at a particular time buy a car.

Posted by intransit | November 9, 2006 9:06 PM


11:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This one was amusing!

201And another thing...

We aren't "wheelchairs", we are wheelchair users or people in a wheelchair. Wheelchairs are objects. I am not an object, and neither is anyone else who uses a wheelchair.


The only time I am "wheelchair bound" is when I'm getting a little freaky-deaky in a sexual situation. Otherwise, I am not generally "bound" to anything.


Posted by Lisa | November 10, 2006 7:57 PM


11:13 pm  

Post a Comment

<< Home